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Weezer – Say It Ain’t So (Live on Letterman in 1995)

Dave always had great musical guests. Here’s Weezer doing “Say It Ain’t So” on Letterman in 1995. Rivers Cuomo plays all the lead licks, which I hadn’t realized. I thought it was the other guy doing lead, but Rivers does … Continue reading

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Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Live on Letterman in 1994)

“Our next guests are fly, fresh, dope, AND phat.”

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Ben Harper – Rock and Roll Is Free (Live on Letterman in 2011)

“Rock and Roll is Free” popped up on shuffle when I was working out earlier, and I can’t get it out of my head now. It’s a Beatles feeling rocker from Ben Harper’s 2011 album Give Till It’s Gone. It … Continue reading

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Lenny Kravitz – Get Back (Live on Letterman in 2014)

As part of Beatles tribute week on Letterman, Lenny Kravitz was on the show to perform “Get Back”. It’s a pretty spot on cover – the lead guitar player does George Harrison’s lead, and Paul Shaffer does Billy Preston’s solo … Continue reading

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White Denim – Pretty Green (Live on Letterman in 2013)

This Austin band has always impressed me. They just released a new album – Corsicana Lemonade – and “Pretty Green” is the first single. Here they are performing it on Letterman.

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Lou Reed – Busload of Faith (Live on Letterman in 1989)

I’ve been trolling the Tubes for Lou Reed videos as part of my mourning process. I’ve stumbled across a couple of gems along the way. Here’s an example. Lou Reed with Paul Schaffer and his band, with Buddy Guy and … Continue reading

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The Flaming Lips – Look… The Sun Is Rising (Live on David Letterman in 2013)

This is, hands down, the weirdest musical performance I’ve ever seen on Letterman. I loved it. The Flaming Lips have a new record, The Terror, and it explores some very weird territory. “Look… The Sun Is Rising” is no exception. I … Continue reading

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